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good morning, america. developing now, hurricane sandy, roaring north with winds over 100 miles per hour. the dangerous scenario right now. could it collide with two more powerful systems? is the perfect storm about to slam the entire northeast? sam is tracking it all. profile of a killer. the 17-year-old boy under arrest right now for kidnapping and killing little jessica ridgeway. how police cracked the case after he confessed to his mother. instant uproar. a new england school board member suggested banning high school football for good. >> pantywaists, who want t try to take the risk out of everything in life. >> is this board member's push the beginning of the end of football?
and an early-morning wake-up call for our very special guest. good morning, oprah. and you'll never guess who she booked for a surprise interview. we're rolling out the red carpet. oprah takes over times square, live. hello, everyone. and robin, how about that for special guest for you this morning. oprah in her curlers. we're going to have so much fun this morning. robin is home, recovering from her bone marrow transplant. glad to have amy robach here. >> she is at home watching. so happy. you had an early start. you picked up oprah. >> we thought it was the right thing to do. oprah is a special guest. our car wasn't completely clean which isn't always a good thing. oprah was gracious. >> what took you so long?
>> of course, we were late. >> look at you. >> i know. >> ali didn't have time to get dressed. oprah wasn't ready, either. we have a lot to get to this morning. really something. >> you're a patient man. >> i'm not sure my wife would agree with that. but thank you. we have a lot to get to. both candidates in the presidential race, turning up the charm offensive in the final days. it's all about the turnout right now. big rallies for both candidates. they have to drive the vote out in the final 12 days. the new polls show the race as tight as ever. mitt romney staying strong after the debates. but is it enough to overcome president obama's advantage in the key states? also on the show today, we have an emotional and revealing interview coming up with country star leann rimes, after treatment for stress and anxiety. let's get straight to hurricane sandy, heading into
the caribbean right now. it could be targeting the east coast next. sam has been tracking the latest on this killer storm. sam, a lot of people worried about this one. >> and with good reason. when you look at what we're about to show you, you'll see why we're concerned about this storm anyway. let's show you the deepening center of this storm, as it exploded in strength overnight. look at the dark center there, as it hopped off jamaica to cuba. that's the center of the storm. the water is 80s. it's going to stay the same strength, or weaken over the next few hours as it heads to the bahamas. as we look at what's ahead for the storm and the combination of storms headi ining towards it, reminds us a lot of a storm in recent history. sandy will roar through the caribbean, after pounding jamaica and cuba. this storm has already taken two lives. and forecasters fear it will soon be similar to another powerful storm that occurred in 1991.
>> looking at 40-foot to 50-foot waves, gale force winds. >> it will be the perfect storm. >> reporter: but the perfect storm stayed off the coast of new england, when hurricane grace joined with a powerful nor'easter, bringing 50-foot waves and gale-force winds. >> look out. >> reporter: this storm could be worse. and forecasters say it could blast much of the east coast, even coming onshore, starting this weekend. as hurricane sandy moves up the coast, it will meet up with an arctic front moving across the u.s. and get extra support from the jet stream, with a blast of arctic air from the north. three elements colliding over the country's most populated corridor. this is exactly what steers that storm system. right now, the idea is that sandy will continue to weaken as it moves up the atlantic seaboard. but this front has a tendency to draw systems toward it. any cold front kind of does. it looks like this system will get so far and then try to make a little hook in.
that hook will be anywhere from the delmarva since la, to the long island area, right there. we believe this storm system will be a hybrid storm by the time it moves there. and the forecast models are kind of agreeing with that. they were laying it out to the atlantic. one or two still do. but most of them in the trusted models will curve this in as we get to monday and tuesday next week. making a big rainmaker, flooding. a lot of trees down, a lot of power outages. we'll follow it, moment-by-moment. the race for the white house now. it's "your voice, your vote," with just 12 days to go. president obama and governor romney in a final sprint across the key battleground states. the president flying overnight to florida. jake tapper is in tampa right now. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, george. it is a dogfight. and the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, mitt romney is up one point in the national, popular vote. but in a new poll out of ohio, a critical state, president obama is up five points. overnight, president obama launched a new attack against romney.
while you were sleeping, president obama was campaigning. a nighttime rally in las vegas with katy perry. ♪ baby, you're a firework >> reporter: the third of the day, in as many states. where he continued to suggest mitt romney is not trustworthy. >> in the final weeks of this election, he's been counting on you to forget. he's hoping you come down with what? romnesia. he's hoping you come down with what we call romnesia. >> reporter: he visited "the tonight show with jay leno" where he addressed the comments made by richard mourdock, who said this in a debate tuesday, why he opposes abortion in the case of rape. >> when life begins in the horrible situation of rape, that is something that god intended to happen. >> i don't know how these guys come up with these ideas. let me make a very simple proposition. rape is rape. >> reporter: a position the
president is trying to tie to mitt romney, with tweets, e-mails and this new web ad highlighting how running mate paul ryan also opposes abortion in cases of rape. campaigning in two states, mitt romney tried to sound the note of inevitability. >> the obama campaign is slipping and shrinking. our campaign is a growing movement across this country. >> reporter: this week also brought some odd side shows. romney surrogate donald trump offered to give $5 million to a charity of the president's choice, if the president released his college records and passport application. >> i have a deal for the president. >> what's this thing with trump and you? >> this all dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. [ laughter ] >> reporter: over the next week, both campaigns and their official surrogates and allies will spend about $80 million in battleground state, just on tv ads. including this one, featuring clint eastwood. and this one, featuring the first lady. of course, early voting is a
huge deal here in florida and in other battleground states, george. overnight in nevada, president obama met with some union workers at the bellagio hotel and casino. he urged them to vote early if in case on election day they have to pull a double-shift. >> one-third of voters voting by election day. jake, thanks very much. let's get to josh with the headlines. >> good morning. we're going to start with the federal government hitting bank of america with a billion-dollar lawsuit for its role in the mortgage collapse. a program called the hustle, to crank out loans as quickly as possible. the feds say, the hustle, which began at countrywide, before bank of america bought it, resulted in thousands of risky, rubber-stamp loans that then went bad. the price of meat, everything from beef to chicken and turkey, is about to skyrocket. the government warning consumers that many farmers recently sold off their animals because of the extreme drought in the country.
that means there's a temporary glut of meat on the market right now. but when that supply dwindles, one expert warns prices will be shooting up, and i quote, in a big way, end quote. and the death toll from the national meningitis outbreak has now climbed to 24. the latest victim of a steroid shot for back pain in indiana. 317 people in the states you see highlighted here have gotten sick. now, the cdc says that patients are at high risk for as long as six weeks after being injected. the fbi is hoping to question a man arrested in connection with the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. 28-year-old ali karsi is facing terrorism charges in tunisia. his attorney claims that his client is only a scapegoat to satisfy america. a second suspect has been killed in egypt. a historic game one of the world series. giants slugger pablo sandoval, third baseman nicknamed the
panda, hit not one, not two, but three home runs. joining babe ruth, reggie jackson and albert pujols to do that. those of us on the east coast got to go to bed a little early. finally, you don't have to be a grown-up to make a difference in this world. look what 11-year-old dante cano from new jersey did. he had an idea the other day. he was watching football. and he thought, why do the refs' penalty flags have to be yellow? why can't they be pink for breast cancer awareness month? so, he wrote a letter to roger goodell, the commissioner of the nfl, which has partnered with the folks at susan g. komen and have made pink gear a part of the month-long in the nfl. but guess what. this sunday, at the jets game, first time in 50 years, the refs' flags will be pink. >> i love it. yay.
>> thanks to dante. it was a 40-word letter from a fifth grader. >> we know why a little boy would want to do that? >> we don't know why. but perhaps, you know, feeling better for his fellow man and fellow woman. but sent it off. 40 words later, he got it done. >> all right, josh. thanks so much. we turn, now, to very serious news and a shocking update in the death of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. police arrested a 17-year-old. austin reed sigg is set to make his first court appearance today. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: investigators overnight scoured the westminster, colorado, home where austin sigg lives with his mother. fbi agents combed the backyard for clues. police towed away his car. >> i believe we have taken a significant step towards justice for jessica. >> reporter: sources tell abc news that sigg confessed the crime to his mother, who called
police so her son could turn himself in. austin has known the suspect since elementary school. >> he was -- never thought he would go this far. >> reporter: sigg is a community college student where classmates say he was studying mortuary science. in high school, he took part in a competition involving crime scene investigations, or csi. >> it's not uncommon for people who abduct women to be fascinated by crime and crime detection. >> reporter: jessica vanished october 5th on her walk to scho. her body was found a few days later. sigg lives less than a mile from her home, about a half-mile from her school and close to this reservoir. that's where he allegedly attacked a female jogger in may, covering her face with a rag that smelled like chemicals. authorities are also looking at this youtube video that briefly
shows a boy that looks like sigg, wearing a small cross. it appears to be similar to one that police say was found at the crime scene. >> i never put two and two together. >> reporter: with the suspect now under arrest, people in jessica ridgeway's community hope their nightmare is over. >> it's terrifying. i don't know why somebody could do this to somebody else. >> reporter: later this morning, sigg will be in court for his initial appearance, facing charges of kidnapping and murder. the judge says he will charge the 17-year-old as an adult. as a juvenile, he will not be eligible for the death penalty. for more, now, let's bring in "gma" analyst dan abrams. we heard clayton say, police are charging sigg as an adult. >> he will be tried as an adult. 17 is not the lowest age. you can go younger in the state of colorado and be charged as an adult. as you heard him say, the supreme court has ruled that no one under the age of 18 can be charged with the death penalty.
can face the possibility of the death penalty. so, that's the only protection he has as a juvenile. but for now, he is still effectively considered a juvenile. that's quickly going to change. >> interesting if his age becomes an issue with his confession. he waved his right. could age be a factor as we go forward? >> it's something his team will undoubtedly bring up when trying to get his confession excluded, if they do. but it is not likely going to be a winning argument. they have to come up with more than just his age. they could probably argue his age with conjunction of other things. very unlikely. his mother was involved in turning him in, et cetera. so, i would think they're going to have a tough time getting that confession excluded. >> dan abrams, thanks so much. we appreciate your time. now, to the growing debate over the future of football. millions of kids across the country are going to take the field this weekend. but a doctor in one town has sparked a fierce response for his call on parents to put a stop to the sport in high school. abc's dan harris has the story.
>> reporter: high school football, an american institution. and reflected time and again by hollywood. so, when this mild-mannered school board member at a sparsely-attended meeting in dover, new hampshire, introduced a radical idea. >> we have a moral imperative to begin the process of ending this game. >> reporter: it sparked an instant uproar. >> a surprising proposal at a school board meeting. >> reporter: the media got wind. >> now, the future of the program, in jeopardy. >> reporter: the board member in question is paul butler. a retired doctor and former high school football player himself, who says the beloved dover high school team, the green wave, has to go. >> the legislature is clear. this is a dangerous game for children to be playing. >> reporter: espn "sports science" says big blows like this one can be the equivalent of taking a sledgehammer to the head. it's not just pro football. new studies show that kids that
play high school football and peewee league football, are exposing themselves to the dangers of head trauma. >> a game that uses the head as a battering ram, is not a smart game to allow a youngster to play. >> reporter: butler has his critics, including the school board chairman, the local paper. and check out how rush limbaugh describes critics of football. >> pantywaists who want to try to take the risk out of everything in life. >> reporter: butler admits he does not have the votes to ban football right now. but given the mounting evidence, he says his proposal is a first step toward the inevitable. for "good morning america," dan harris, abc news, new york. >> there's no question, this debate is not going away. >> that's not going anywhere. guess what. someone isn't going anywhere anytime soon. it's the end of the line for one of florida's most notorious outlaws. there he is. the mystery monkey of tampa bay. he was brought down by an elaborate primate sting
operation. steve osunsami had the story. >> reporter: he's the most celebrated fugitive monkey in the country. with songs to his name. ♪ you're the mystery monkey >> reporter: somehow eluding florida authorities for three, whole years. now, he's in the clinger. >> we've been chasing him for three years. >> reporter: months ago, they had him cornered. but slippery as a banana peel, he was able to shake off the tranquilizer darts and scamper away. on television, it's stephen colbert's monkey on the lam. >> it may not be a monkey at all. >> reporter: his latest post to his nearly 90,000 fans on facebook says it all. today, my freedom has been taken away from me. catching him was like "mission impossible." luckily, the target is a sucker for bananas. trappers set up a cage outside of the home of a woman he had bitten three weeks ago. last friday, he managed to get in and out scott-free.
but wednesday was a monkey ambush. the woman's daughter spotting him on a low tree branch, luring him to the cage with another banana. when he went for the food, snipers busted out of the bushes. >> he will be held for 30 days, roughly, to make sure no one does claim him. at that point, we'll try to find him a home. >> reporter: they think he's a lost pet that traveled more than 100 miles. a true legend that had a good run. for "good morning america," steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> we have a mystery banana. i don't know what we're supposed to do with that. he's already been caught. sam, how about some weather? >> let's just start with the radar. we'll show you, with the reason we start with this picture in south florida. this is the moisture from sandy getting in. we'll begin our forecast today with how much rain the eastern coast of south florida gets and all the way up the eastern seaboard. notice the parts that stick out farther in the atlantic, will pick up more rain. along the shoreline, miami, to
jacksonville, you'll probably pick up two to three inches from this storm as it cruises by. the outer banks will pick up much more rain than that and will be likely closer to the stronger winds and the roughest surf as the system continues to cruise east. we'll watch it wherever it goes. here comes the shot of colder temperatures. 26 degrees in billings. that's the start and the end temperatures, it's that cold. kansas city, starts at 71, but drops all day long, as the powerful cold front moves rough. that time of year.
>> good morning, a foggy and clouds start this morning but mild with 62 degrees. today will be tranquil with a of 75. we're approaching the weekend close eye on her bepus and which should interacting with a strong cold bring as rain and wind problems potentially along coast. an uncertain forecasts >> all of america's weather and updates on sandy all morning long. josh? amy? george? coming up here, fighting back. this woman says ending up on a "girls gone wild" dvd when she was 14 ruined her life. plus, leann rimes emotional and candid interview with katie couric. and we have a very special
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that makes me know i can put the natioin his hands and feel very good about it. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. why are you struggling? you know? no one could quite understand why you hurt so badly. but i'm not going to cry. >> why do you? >> an emotional leann rhymes right there in an interview with katie couric. she opens understand on the anxiety and a toll it took on her. that's coming up. good morning, america. robin is at home recovering from her bone marrow transplant. great to have amy robach here. and we have a special guest this morning. oprah winfrey. she's going to be here. ali and i got up early to drive her into work. and she is ready to go this morning.
ali wasn't quite dressed. but that's okay. >> she has a coat on over her pajamas. >> it was early. it was early. where is oprah now, though? >> oprah's in the control room. >> oh. >> yes. i can't wait to get out there and sit at the desk, a lifelong treatment. >> we can't wait to have you here. >> i'm excited. >> that is a true story, right? many, many years ago, you wanted to come in and sit in for joan lunden. but it didn't happen. >> it didn't happen. i want to be the substitute for joan lunden. i'm not a substitute. i'm standing in for robin. >> you did okay. tell us about the photo bomb you're doing this morning. >> i had my first photo bomb experience. i just want to go around new york and photo bomb. >> there it is right there. there she is. >> you think they're surprised with that photo. >> that's great.
>> she's jumping up and down here again this morning. >> they didn't know i was there. see? >> that's so great. that's so good. the power of oprah. >> this is great. her husband -- her husband's team wins game one of the world series. she's 100-times happier than he was. >> look forward to seeing you in a little bit, oprah. >> see you in a minute or two. also coming up on the show today, switching gears a little bit. we ask, can you really get lush lashes like superstar natalie portman? why her ads with dior is under fire right now for misleading customers. we're going to begin with the bombshell lawsuit involving video use in one of the "girls gone wild" movies. the plaintiff was 14 when the video was shot. her case began in 2004.
but now, the georgia state supreme court will be taking it up. linsey davis is here with the latest on that. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, george. lindsay boyd was a teenager when she let a videographer shoot her flashing him. but that has gone to a "girls gone wild" film. now, after fighting the company that bought her video, early next month, she'll finally have her day in court. this is the image that lindsay boyd says ruined her reputation and her life. a single frame of video that turned a teenage girl into a topless cover model. >> a stupid split-second decision that you make can follow you around the rest of your life. >> reporter: lindsey boyd was just 14 when she was approached by two men with a video camera during a spring break trip to florida. >> i don't really remember what they said. but i flashed them. >> reporter: those few seconds of video were later sold to the makers of this "girls gone wild"
video, with her face plastered right on the cover. >> they didn't have big equipment with them or "girls gone wild" t-shirts. >> reporter: boyd says she didn't find out until high school. >> teachers knew about it. coaches knew about it. it was devastating. >> reporter: in 2004, she sued the makers of the video, arguing her image was used for commercial purposes without her consent. >> she bared her breasts for some men. and unbeknownst to her, she never dreamed that -- or didn't dream it would be used for -- in "girls gone wild." >> reporter: the suit has been tied up in knots ever since. moving between state and federal court. in part, lawyers say, because georgia law isn't clear on whether she even has a case. >> what the defendants are arguing is that she can't later claim oh, her right of pvacy was somehow violated because she, in fact, consented to do this in a public arena. >> reporter: but now, after
years of legal wrangling, boyd's suit will finally be heard november 5th in georgia's supreme court. whether boyd will have the right to sue over a teenage mistake. >> what people say and think, it's forever. >> reporter: just 14. the defendant's mra holding said they purchased the footage from an independent third party and believe that boyd doesn't have a leg to stand on. >> a long time coming. thanks so much. now, another bitter courtroom battle, this time between britney spears and her former manager. sam lufti accuses britney's father of attacking him and threatening his life just days before britney's public meltdown. abbie boudreau has the story. >> reporter: these days, britney spears' life is pretty drama-free. a devoted mom, who earned $58 million last year.
she had a hit album, "femme fatale." and is now a judge on popular talent show, "x factor." five years ago, britney's life was spiraling out of control. and now, new details of that public meltdown are being revealed this week in a los angeles courtroom. >> i can't answer that question. >> reporter: sam lufti claims he's the pop star's former manager and is suing britney's parents for defamation, libel and breach of contract. >> during the course of this, all sorts of nastiness is coming out. allegations of drug use. allegations of psychological issues. >> reporter: in court wednesday, lufti claimed britney's parents were out of control, too. testifying that the superstar's father once chased him around the kitchen, punched him and threatened his life after an argument about britney's condition. the spears deny this. and lufti broke down on the witness stand, saying he
contemplated suicide, after britney's mom wrote a book of him accusing him of hiding britney's cell phone. lufti claimed that's untrue. and tearfully said, after the book came out, there was a huge spike in death threats. there were people wishing i was dead. lufti testified that famous head shaving incident was to prevent britney's head follicles being tested for drugs during her custody battle for her sons. >> this is a respect for how high she's risen and how low she was. >> reporter: britney was not in court. but her parents were. her mom, crying in the courtroom, as the jury watched a video of spears fightg with the paparazzi. >> the thing britney would like most is to forget the bad part. look to the future, which is very bright. >> reporter: we reached out to britney's lawyer overnight about the shaved head allegations and got no response. court will be back in session later today. amy? >> abbie, thanks so much. i'm sure there will be more
updates on that. you know who we need an update from? sam champion. there's a lot going on in the weather world. >> let's show you pictures of snow. we can talk tropical systems at the same time and talk snow. that's lakewood, just outside of denver. 4.1, your biggest snow of the season so far. 90-minute airport delays just last night. check with your air carrier. some of the flights are flying around. we'll watch the cold front that brought that hit of snow drive down in the deep south. watch the numbers go down. you take a tumble from 76 today to 47 on saturday. it's a big change, big shift. get ready for it. and look at dallas. you're going from the 70s into the 50s. you'll bound back in the deep south. here's where the big heat is today. washington, d.c. at 74 yesterday. a record at 84 degrees. it's nice and mild along the eastern seaboard. that's where all the mild air is holding for the day today. quic
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back, now, at 7:42, with an emotional and revealing interview with leann rimes, with katie couric. life after treatment for stress and anxiety. and holding back tears as she talks about her road to recovery. >> i feel like i have the opportunity to start all over again. like, okay. we're going to take a moment. we're going to pause. >> reporter: for leann rimes, turning 30 this past august was a pivotal time. a time for reflection and healing. so, she voluntarily entered an inpatient treatment facility for one month, the day after her birthday. why did you seek treatment? i'm reading stress, anxiety. she has an eating disorder. she has drug or alcohol
problems. >> it was so simple and so complicated. it was simple as i was unhappy and stressed and wanting to live a happier life and joyful life. >> reporter: along with seeking treatment, leann welcomed the new decade with a 30th birthday bash, that was a bon voyage to her 20s. your cakes didn't have the traditional happy birthday, leann. one said, die 20s, die. r.i.p., rest in peace, 20s. were they really that bad? >> they were interesting. it definitely had its challenges. but there were a lot of life lessons in my 20s, for sure. >> reporter: life lessons that included learning the delicate balance of living her private life in the public eye. especially the extramarital affair with her husband. you got married last year. how is married life treating you? >> it's good.
i have a great partner in crime. he's a sweetheart. he's kind and loving to me. you know, we have two, wonderful kids of his half the time. and i love them. i love them. i really do. >> reporter: her other love is still music. a new album called "spitfire" will be released this spring. she's co-written eight of the songs. and she's telling anyone who will listen exactly what she feels. >> i really have to take a stand for myself and be who i am. ♪ i can show you how it goes we could have a little fun ♪ >> that voice. taking it one day at a time. you can see more on "katie" and tomorrow on "20/20," all-access nashville with katie couric, 8:00 p.m. here on abc. i'm up next in our "play of the day" anchor challenge. check out this little jedi. he's ready for battle.
but freeze it, right there. who is he going to fight? >> we'll find out. who is he going to fight? >> we'll find out. we'll find out, coming up. zachdad gave him a pep talk about asking out the cutest girl in algebra. the metcalfe brothers had a staring contest to see who'd get the last bite of dessert. four old roommates debated whether asia was or wasn't the greatest '80s supergroup ever. and a surprise birthday party caught amanda sullivan totally off-guard. all over delicious entrees like new smoky chipotle chicken fajitas from our $20 dinner for two. chili's -- more life happens here.
here's "the play of the day." >> i've had the week off. it's been guest anchor challenge time. and it's going to be george's turn today. we want to recap everybody because you're voting at the end of this. back on monday, sam the 600-pound marlin. sort of caught himself and landed itself and did that in the boat. yeah. and then, this was amy. >> this was one kind of boring. >> nice. >> it's just dancing. >> and then, of course, this was lara's. the carp, an invasive species. >> there was already a fish. >> all prologues to george. what have you got? >> i got the cutest jedi warrior ever.
take a look at this young man. wait a second. wait until you see who he is fighting. that's right. revenge for the dog destruction. that's pretty good. >> that gets george a whammy. >> you were ahead until then, amy. >> i know. >> you know what? we should just crown the winner now. >> you logon to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! you crown george the winner again. oprah, coming up, everybody. oh. there are a lot of warning lights
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>> live, and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. time is 7:56 on this thursday morning, october 25. the maryland state board of someions wants to know why absentee ballots had missing pages. they're missing a page where vote on several ballot questions. that investigation continues. election.s was a field director.
newschannel 8 without an in- depth report at the top of the hour. more closers in howard because of an accident. three a serious crash, fatalities involved in this accident, shortly after 6:00. out one is closed in howard elkridge. it was south of route 100. you don't want to get stuck there. use 95 and the baltimore- washington parkway. it involved a tractor-trailer .nd a vehicle [no audio] we have low clouds and some fog and that will be a problem. you hear me now? this will be a factor we are
but to me, it's money that i earned. i count on social security. and i don't want washington politicians like george allen... privatizing it. if george allen wants to risk his own money on wall street... that's fine. but i don't want him risking mine. george allen just isn't watching out for us. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. and this is maryland. teacher: this is west virginia, pennsylvania, delaware. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million gaming at casinos in these other states. question seven will build a new casino and bring table gameto baltimore... generating hundreds of millions for schools. and that money has to go to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending
all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine. george, can i say this. when i'm on the news, it's really amazing. >> too good to be true. >> we get no sleep here. >> oprah in the house. oprah in the house. >> right here. >> on "gma." >> so happy to be on "gma." >> in the house. >> oprah's going to be here. >> in the house. >> let me say. i'm happy to be on "gma." "gma." >> i love this. >> show. [ cheers and applause ] "good morning america" continues with george, robin,
sam, josh, lara and me. >> right here, the host. >> in the house. >> i didn't know i could sing, either. it feels great to be here. and, robin, just let me say, i love sitting in with your tv family this morning. >> aw. >> standing in for you. >> and we did ask you to get a very early start this morning. but you had some help. you had some company. george and ali picked you up. >> best escorts in town. >> we got a little look at what happened behind the scenes. >> i just don't understand why you forget to order a car service and i have to drive you and oprah to work. >> what the heck? >> oh. >> we have to go. >> okay. >> let me get my bag. hold on. >> what a big place.
>> good morning, george. >> hey, sweetie. >> i haven't seen you since your new eye thing. >> it's good, right? >> yeah. we're off. >> already late. already late. >> oh, my gosh. >> kids' car. >> you know, we lost a guinea pig this year about six months ago in this car. >> i see you drive the kids. >> who else could be driven to work by the george stephanopoulos. >> who would have thunk? >> people are waving. look this way. >> you're doing good, honey. ♪ >> wow. that was good. >> i shouldn't drive that early. it's not a good thing. >> once the crumbs were out, it was okay. >> she lit a candle.
we have very important news to get to, oprah. we're talking about a growing controversy around america here. mascara. natalie portman is starring in an ad. the company behind it, said it's misleading consumers on just how great your lashes can actually look. we'll have more on that. and we're leading consumers to great "deals and steals" this morning, with items chosen by none other than miss oprah. these are great items at a great price for you, our "gma" viewers. can't wait to see what you picked out, miss oprah. >> you're going to be surprised. we have a special celebration for our dear friend, robin, at home. by the way, when oprah's in the house, she always gets the big get. so, we have a special interview coming up on the show from a voice that you haven't heard in a very long time. that's all an oprah winfrey guest, ladies and gentlemen. >> really? >> robin's calling in.
and, robin, we can't wait to hear you and hear how you're doing. and i know you want to talk to the folks at home, too. that's great. >> stick around, everyone. so much to get to. got to get some news, as well, from josh. >> i have to admit, i don't have news as good as that. we're going to begin with sam's news of the morning. hurricane sandy roaring across the caribbean and already blamed for at least two deaths, as it pounds jamaica and cuba. winds up over 100 miles per hour now. it could take a track up the east coast this weekend, similar to that so-called perfect storm in 1991, that slammed new england with 50-foot waves. sam looking at it in a moment. so many various models to bring you. a new poll showing president obama holding a five-point lead in ohio, considered by many to be the crucial state in the presidential race. at a las vegas rally, with singer katy perry, the president continued to suggest mitt romney is not trustworthy. former president bill clinton will join president obama on the campaign trail next week.
meantime, mitt romney says that it's obvious the obama campaign is slipping. romney holding a lead in national polls. and he's closed the gap among women. but challenges remaiin the battleground states. one adviser admits, the math could be more daunting, than the politics here. and the teenager arrested in the abduction and murder of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway near denver is due in court today. investigators are still collecting evidence from 17-year-old austin sigg's home, not far from the community college where he is studying forensics and mortuary science. sources say sigg confessed to his mother, who called police. and with halloween less than a week away, health officials are sounding the alarm on decorative contact lenses. they say ill-fitting lenses could scratch one's cornea, causing infection or leading to blindness. officials in florida are fining stores, ordering them to stop
selling the lenses. finally, a lighter moment from the campaign trail. you would think it would be tough to upstage the president. but not so for one little lad in florida. take a look. while the leader of the free world posed with some florida schoolchildren, look at the kiss, the back row. planting one. oh. tremendous. look. there is no time like that time, perhaps, for his first kiss. >> he saw his chance and he took it. >> he did. >> speaking of one's chance, i work with all of you every day. but i've been practicing. back to you, oprah. >> that's too cool. >> trust me, it is. right over to lara for "pop news." >> that's right. good morning, everybody. let's get right to it. we begin with something near and dear to our special guest, oprah. yesterday, you were in chicago, i understand, interviewing none other than justin bieber, for oprah's next chapter.
the pop superstar is going to stop there on his tour. we hear it was a great conversation, in which justin opened up about his music, living in the spotlight, and even his girlfriend. >> what's he eating there? >> he's eating fries. how are you and salena able to see each other? do you need police escorts and stuff like that? >> sometimes we have to take the back exits and do different things. but i never make her separate from me because i don't want her to feel like i'm ashamed of her. i feel like a lot of guys do that. you know, a lot of -- especially in the business. they don't want to be seen with their girls. so, they make them ride in separate cars and do all that getaway stuff. if we get away, we're getting away together. >> you two are sharing a little candlelight meal there. >> at chicago. and then, we went shopping afterwards. and we had such a good time. he bought wonderful things for his sister and brother.
>> so great. i understand he serenaded some fans along the way. >> yes. acoustic guitar. went outside. >> just a normal day shopping with oprah. >> with the biebs. >> you can check out that interview, airing on "oprah's next chapter" on november 25th. >> around the world. >> around the world. >> this is the first-ever global edition of the show. >> the biggest thing i've done since michael jackson in 1993. >> you saw the exclusive right here, everybody. also in "pop news" today, heidi klum is known for stunning on the catwalk. and every year at halloween, she hosts an annual party and goes all out. the supermodel gave "us weekly" a sneak peek of her as cleopatra this year. that's right. she's going to go ahead and -- this is just the beginnings of it. she's done the halloween party for more than a decade. she's transformed herself into things like an alien robot.
there was the year she was a hindu goddess. and the one that scared the kids, a skinless corpse. that's always a winner. >> there's two big new york halloween party. bette midler has one. >> there's three. >> what's the third? >> right here. right here, everybody. it's on, heidi klum. it's on. our halloween party is coming up on wednesday. i wonder what everyone will dress up as. >> wow. and with that, i move on, now, to a couple from indianapolis, deciding to make a video, instead of the usual wedding pictures, a card to look through all of them with your friends. they decided to do a video. and there's nothing usual about this. it's larry and abbie, dancing their way across europe for eight days. they busted out classic moves like the running man, the lawn mower, and of course, a little "gangnam style."
they did this through six countries. >> the macarena. >> yep. >> there's a classic. >> they thought their friends might actually look at their wedding pictures and honeymoon pictures. now, they have everyone online. this has gone incredibly viral. and they say to everyone who wants to do a honeymoon dance video, don't hold back. you're never going to see these people again. except if we put it on "gma." and that's "pop news." >> that was fantastic. let's get weather from sam. >> josh mentioned it in the top of the news. we're going to talk about sandy. already effects in south florida. we have to get pictures from miami this morning. we have watched some waves of rain move through. let's show you the rain in the coastline. anywhere from the tip of florida all the way up the eastern seaboard we're watching this system. the heaviest rain will be those parts that stick out more in the atlantic, as the storm will stay offshore for a while. right along the coastline from miami, to daytona, to jacksonville. when you get to the carolinas, there's more rain involved in there. this storm, if it follows the
path, these are the spaghetti models. and most of the forecast models agree, in a hybrid form, as a powerful nor'easter, this storm turns onshore. anywhere from d.c., new york city, boston, will be strongly affected by this storm, with heavy wind and rain. it's something you want to watch for next w we are dealing with a foggy start this morning. 62 degrees is our temperatures mild and the wind is out of the east. we will stay warm with highs in upper 70's and a of sunshine this afternoon. our temperatures will drop into weekend with a strong cold front and a chance of hurric >> sam, i know, oprah was asking, halloween, safe?
>> there's a lot that can happen between now and then. this storm will be inland. most of the coast is clear. we have to watch between now and then. >> it's a good thing your costume is water-proof. >> i'm wearing it now. >> could you give us a hint? >> no, because -- no. >> you just did. >> i might have just made that up. >> you know what? it will be super. >> it will be super. >> oh. it will be. here's what's coming up on your "gma morning menu," this mascara ad, starring natalie portman is under fire now because we ask, or they ask, is it misleading customers about lashes and how long they can actually get. plus, the top doc who says he's been to heaven. now reveals what he saw there. and, yes. oprah in the house. sing it, oprah. >> oh.
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viewers. she's got a sneak peek there. we'll get to that in just a second. first, though, we're asking a very important question. can you really get your lashes to look like natalie portman's in her christian dior ad? the ad is now banned in some places, under fire for allegedly misleading consumers. abc's paula faris has the story. >> reporter: it supposed to lengthen, thicken and valiumize. morphing eyes from this, to this. but can mascara really do this? this ad featuring natalie portman and her lush lashes is at the center of a battle between two of the largest beauty companies. this christian dee yarr mascara ad featuring portman was banned in the u.k. tuesday, the company accused of misleading customers. making them think the mascara would achieve the look in the picture. >> when they do cross it, that's when the problems happen.
>> reporter: wednesday's ban came after beauty giant l'oreal campaigned to british authoriti authorities, saying the competition was exaggerating the effects of the mascara. dior denies it. although, the ad lashes were increased the length, more a more stylized effect. >> advertisers are trying to be aspirational. >> reporter: last july, it was l'oreal that came under fire from the same u.k. council for this julia roberts ad. and in the u.s., ads like this are everywhere. and companies can't or won't call each other out for making false claims. so, just how do the stars and models in ads achieve those luscious lashes in beauty magazines. we checked in with beauty expert greta monahan, who says fake lashes are the way to go. >> typically, what i need to do if i want a magnified effect, a
movie star effect, is to use false lashes and mascara. >> reporter: for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. >> both companies declined to comment on that ad when we reached out to them. now, the stunning, new book by the prominent doctor that not only claims he went to heaven, but says he can prove it. eben alexander almost died four years ago. now, he has his book, "proof of heaven." >> reporter: eben alexander is a healthy, 58-year-old harvard-trained neurosurgeon. an expert of science. did you go to heaven? >> yes. >> reporter: four years ago, alexander nearly died from a massive brain infection that plunged him into a coma and shut down nearly his entire mind. he was barely alive in this world. but he says he journeyed
elsewhere. >> i was rescued by this beautiful, spinning white light that had a melody. indescribable beautiful melody, that opened up in a bright valley. >> reporter: he says god was there, and a vast presence of infinite love. he met a young woman, he says, his guide as they soared on a butterfly wing. and she gave him a message from heaven. >> you are loved. you are cherished. there's nothing you have to fear. there's nothing you can do wrong. >> reporter: a lot of people are going to say, doctor, it was a hallucination. >> i know this was not a hallucination. not a dream. not what we call a confabulation. i know that it really occurred. and i know it occurred outside of my brain. >> reporter: as a neurosurgeon and a skeptic about god before his coma, alexander says there is no scientific explanation for what he experienced, given how sick his brain was.
how near-death. other scientists dismiss his claims. but there's this. after he recovered, he was sent a picture of a long-dead sister he had never met or seen. it was her, the girl he believes he saw on the butterfly wing in heaven. >> it was the most profound experience i've ever had in this life. >> reporter: for "good morning america," terry moran, abc news, lynchburg. >> wow. that makes you think. lara? >> it does, george. thank you so much. this will make you smile. "deals and steals" now. it's the oprah edition, everybody. we're so thrilled to have oprah here, picking out every, single item. of course, tory johnson has managed to land the incredible deals. we thank you, tory, as always. quick reminder to you, though. these deals go fast, especially when oprah picks them. go to our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! for the promo codes, the links, you need to get the bargains. shall we? >> let's go. >> product number one. here we go, everybody.
>> miracle body jeans. >> miracle body jeans. >> yes. >> why are these fabulous? >> these are fabulous because, honest to goodness, they make you look ten pounds thinner. and who doesn't want that in jeans? miracle body jeans. that's why i love them. >> you're going to love this price even more. these jeans are normally ranging from $72 to $118, depending on what you choose. 50% off. starting at 36 bucks. a huge section on our website. >> 36 bucks. order them now. >> we need you for a couple minutes. item number two. >> these are my signature sun gases. i was wearing them this morning. >> sam is wearing them now. >> yes. >> handmade in japan, every pair. unlike anything in the eyewear industry. >> handmade in japan. >> normally $225 to $575.
these do not come inexpensively. but for the first time ever, the company has never done this before. 50% off. starting at $112 and free shipping. this is an investment you're going to have. as you know, forever. >> i'm going to order more. >> oprah's favorite thing here is -- >> oh. >> huge. >> i used it this morning. >> i love it. >> this stuff is great. this will knock out ash, dry skin, whatever. >> miracle cure. miracle price. normally, this product is $38 to $48, depending on the size you choose. slashed also by 50%. starting at 19 bucks. >> they never slash. >> it never goes on sale. >> and it lasts a ton. >> we have to go online. >> all right. "deal and steal" oprah-style here. ta-da.
>> i love that. it's my favorite book. it's what i give to everybody who wants to have a better life. i gave it to justin bieber yesterday. >> one sentence, why is it important for everybody to go out and grab this? >> it will help you to have a tr life. >> this is slashed to just $8.47. >> what? >> come on. >> you can't skip that. >> can i -- >> this is going to be the gift you give everybody. this is going to be the one. >> finally. >> what is it? >> it is -- >> of course. >> there you go. one year subscription. we probably didn't tell you how inexpensive we were giving this away. >> you're going to need ear muffs. >> normally, the cover price makes it $54 a year. but slashed to $12, for a year.
78%. >> that's a deal. >> come on. >> i'm barely able to feed my dog. >> for our "gma" viewers. >> i love that. >> right? >> it's really important we thank all of the companies for providing these great deals. thank you for providing the great deals. go to goodmorningamerica.com to get the codes and the links. coming up, we have more with oprah. we're talking to robin, live. >> talking to robin.
>> live, and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. the time is o'clock 27 on this thursday morning. be a protest at noon gallaudet university. two ministers are organizing the the cheap support of diversity officer who was placed leave after signing a sexition to put same- marriage, maryland ballot. the minister say is unacceptable -- fornce censored for exercising our rights. the school board will likely a controversial issue sen. we are still quite busy
around the area. interstate 95 south, we still a four-mile backup. southbound 95 before you get to bwi, delays down to with the accident at route 100. route 1 and howard county had a with threesh fatalities. down betweenshut and 175. be slow tods will morning as the wind the east but we are mild at 62 degrees. for today, we should get some afternoon, partly day, 72-77 degrees have a slide in a cool down with
the weekend and a potential from sandy. e back at 8:56. president obama: there's just no quit in america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for t next four years: mang education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president...
and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. ♪ ♪ rise up, king jesus lord and deity ♪ ♪ rise up, king jesus that is the power and praise choir, for our friend, robin roberts. she's at home, recovering from her bone marrow transplant. we have a special guest here, oprah winfrey. >> i'm happy to be here. so glad to hear the choir singing "ain't no mountain high enough." a song that sums up -- >> everything about her.
>> happy to know she's already awake this morning. she's already awake. she's watching the show. not only that. but she's going to call in for oprah this morning. we're going to get a chance to hear robin's voice. >> she's calling in for all of us. >> we haven't heard her voice for a long time. >> it's the first time we're going to talk to her on "gma" since she left. we're a news show. and there's no better news than that. also, we've been talking about this morning, six days and counting now. the "gma" halloween superparty spectacular. it's going to be spooky. it's going to be monstrous. very disturbing. >> we can't give away any hints. we have unbelievable costumes. we'll say that. we have surprise guests, as well. be sure to spend halloween morning with us to find out who we're going to be. >> a little less than a week. sam, keep the rain away for halloween. >> we're going to do the best we can. we have this storm.
it's one to watch all week long. let's start with twitter and facebook pictures. a little bit of hawaii. there's never a bad picture of hawaii. and south boston, virginia. we've been on the hunt for best-looking foliage out there. that tree is giving you every bit of red and orange it can possibly give you. here's the storm, sandy, right now. it cruises through the bahamas as a cat 1 storm. all of the forecast models will merge it with a couple of systems in the northeast and hook it back around toward the coastline. all that by monday into tuesday, probably. tuesday being one of the toughest days for the northeast, with wind and rain. we'll watch where it goes carefully for you, so you won't be surprised by the storm. next week, we have plenty of time to plan. but your eyes should be on that storm. strong santa ana winds in the west. morning, we are watching
sandy around here as well. and the impact it may have on wetth a windy and conditions. 62 degrees right now and that >> we are outside with the best audience in the world, right here in times square. all that weather was brought to you by ensure. ladies and gentlemen, let's go back inside. >> best audience. best television host ever. oprah winfrey is right here this morning. we'll sit down and take a breath. >> it's hard. you can hardly get a breath. >> we move fast here. >> yes. >> oprah winfrey show went off the air may 2011, a year and a half now. you haven't missed a beat. >> i haven't missed a beat. i think i've been working harder than ever before. i was -- >> is that true? >> oh, there's no question about that. building a network -- there's that final moment.
building a network is exciting. i feel like i'm in the space now where, oh, my god. who gets to do this? who gets a network with your name on it and the opportunity to have a platform to speak to people in a way that you get to enhance their lives? >> hardly anyone does. that is true. it is a real challenge, though. it's no secret, you came in and you guys had to build from the ground-up. >> you know what the problem was? i wasn't there. lorne michaels said to me, it's going to change when you can put yourself there in the space. i wasn't surrounded by the people i was accustomed to work with. i put in sherri and eric morgan who had run harpo. i said about a month ago, that i was in the pivot. i think we're in the full turn now. for the past nine months we've shown amazing growth and really great shows. >> you are getting traction. >> we're getting traction. >> was there any part of you that said, i don't need this? i don't need to prove myself? >> there were a couple of days
back in the spring and early on, i asked myself, what have i done? because i expected it would be a lot easier. i expected that i would be able to go into the office every other day or so. i expected that i would just call up people and do an interview when i wanted. it doesn't work that way. for anybody that's building anything, any kind of business, it is directly proportional to the amount of work you're willing to put into it. it's so rewarding. >> we saw the justin bieber interview coming up in november. you have a great oprah's life class going on right now. >> if you want to know what you're going to be like five years from now, this is what you're saying about yourself right now. >> woo. >> you can't go around saying all day that, you know, i'm not attractive. and i'm never getting any good breaks. and i'm a lousy mother. that's going to draw a negative that feeds. >> tell us about the life class. >> the life class is an anchor
for our network. it is really what our brand stands for, enhancing people's lives. allowing them to be inspired to do better for themselves. i heard a herman that joel o olestien. i texted him. if you say i am tired, i'm disappointed -- >> you bring it on yourself. >> i texted him and said would you be interested in expanding on that idea and teaching that for our audience? and he agreed to do it. we have this sunday and next sunday coming up. >> you've been moonlighting, back to acting. >> yes. >> "the butler." i love the pictures you've been tweeting out. and this is a fantastic story that needs to be told. >> it's a true story. you that worked in washington and still do, are familiar with eugene hall, that was the
butler, that lived through eight presidents. and lee daniels, director, saw a story in "the washington post" is creating the screen play. >> we see you with forest whitaker right there. >> my husband. >> you have real scenes there. >> some lovely scenes with him. thank you, mr. whitaker. thank you, keshia whitaker for allowing that to happen. >> it's just acting. are you ready to do more acting? >> i think when the opportunity presents itself, i would -- my dream is to do broadway. that's going to happen. my dream. >> all right. i think people would like that, as well. you can do broadway right now in our twitter piece theater. josh, where are you? >> we're about to. oprah, please. >> oh, my goodness. >> we have combed oprah's twitter feeds, in fact. >> no. >> oh, yes. more than 14 million followers. and we created a story out of real fan tweets. and here to act it out for us, our good friends -- are we
ready? >> players, are you ready? >> the twitter piece players. our good friend, joy behar, co-host of "the view." and some guy named sam. some guy named sam, come on out. >> sam keeps coming out. you know what i mean? every day. he comes out. >> oprah, this is your dream on broadway. you will act out the part as oprah. >> i can do that. >> let us begin, then. once upon a time in a virtual world, oprah winfrey decided to spend the night at a justin bieber concert. >> believe concert was so impressive. thanks for a superfun night. can't wait to talk to you tomorrow. exclamation point. >> others saw them together and tweeted. >> oh.
so proud to see you with the queen. huge exclamation point. >> this is going well. while others were just happy to see oprah. >> why is oprah not in the dictionary? shocked. >> the next day, oprah headed out for a walk. she was surprised by what she saw. >> just saw a baby alligator. couldn't get my camera fast enough. he went back underwater in swamp country. y'all. >> people on the streets wouldn't help notice her and think -- >> seriously worship oprah. this obsession may or may not be out of hand. don't care. long live the queen. oprah. >> lara, wake up. >> thank you, joy. others have tweeted about their -- others have tweeted out
there oprah fantasy, as well. >> i want oprah to announce my name, melissa gregory, smiley face. >> others passed on valuable advice. >> if oprah winfrey married deepak chopra, her name would be oprah chopra. has a funny ring to it. smiley face. >> wow. >> thank you. >> we want to thank our twitter piece players. >> it wasn't my broadway dream. but okay. >> here's the dream, oprah. >> that wasn't the broadway dream. okay. >> broadway nightmare. we also mentioned, joy, quickly, the new show. "say anything." you will. >> i always have to have two shows. >> tell us about it. >> it's on current tv. it's 103 on time warner, look it up. it's like the g-spot. it's really hard to find. >> but once you do --
>> once you do, it's fabulous. >> we mentioned she would be saying anything. coming right up, the amazing power and praise choir here to sing a song for our robin. >> we're going to talk to president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve... this message. anncr: victims. dependent. that's what mitt romney called forty-seven percenrc.. of americans. including people on medicare. but what about his plan for you? romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're no victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney tke them away. we had a good group of people. good group of employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family.il
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and she loves gospel choirs. we have an amazing one here this morning. this is the power and praise mass choir. they are getting ready for a live performance at jay-z's barkley center. competing at a huge national choir competition. and we've asked this special group to sing one of robin's favorite songs this morning, "ain't no mountain high enough." for robin and for all of you, here's the power and praise mass choir. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ mountain high and valley low ♪ ♪ you can call me no matter where you are ♪ ♪ no matter how far don't worry, baby ♪ ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ain't no valley low enough ♪
♪ ain't no river wide enough to keep me from getting to you ♪ ♪ remember the day i set you free ♪ ♪ told you could always count on me ♪ ♪ from that day on i made a vow ♪ ♪ i'd be there when you want me ♪ ♪ someway, somehow ♪ there ain't no mountain high enough ♪ ♪ ain't no valley low enough ain't no river wide enough ♪ ♪ to keep me from getting to you, babe ♪ ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ain't no valley low enough ♪ ♪ ain't no river wide enough to keep me from getting to you ♪
♪ no wind no rain ♪ ♪ winter comes can't stop me, baby ♪ ♪ you are my love i'll be there on the double ♪ ♪ my love is alive all the way down in my heart ♪ ♪ although we are miles apart if you ever need ♪ ♪ a helping hand ♪ i'll be there on the double just as fast as i can ♪ ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ain't no valley low enough ♪ ♪ ain't no river wide enough to keep me from getting to you ♪ ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ain't no valley low enough ♪ ♪ ain't no river wide enough to keep me from you ♪ ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ain't no valley low enough ♪ ♪ ain't no river wide enough to keep me from you ♪
♪ ain't no mountain high enough ain't no valley low enough ain't no river wide enough to keep me from you ♪ ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ain't no valley low enough ♪ ♪ ain't no river wide enough to keep me from you ♪ ♪ nothing can keep me keep me from you ♪ ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ain't no valley low enough ♪ ♪ to keep me from getting to you ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> unbelievable. coming up, a very special phone call. our robin roberts, well, she's got to talk about that. she's calling in, live.
nothing can keep me ♪ more power and praise choir right there. and robin roberts, i want you to be looking right now. we're all channeling you through our shoes right here. the froggy slippers. we know you're wearing them at home. this is the moment we've been waiting for. oprah winfrey, this is the biggest get you could get for us, robin roberts. >> robin, we're so happy to be here. i'm so happy to be here with your family. we haven't heard you on "gma" for a long time. robin, are you there? >> oh, yes. i am here. good morning, oprah. >> standing in for you, robin. >> you know, oprah, i love when you left me a message. and you said, standing in the gap. and it's about sisterhood. and you didn't hesitate. and i appreciate all that you have done this morning. you have lifted my spirs. the power and praise mass choir. usually, i'm watching between my
toes in bed. but you got me on my feet. you got me dancing, like you were this morning, with the rollers in your hair. it was the best. >> the best escort in new york city. >> i've been uplifted. >> how are you? >> it's day 35. 35 days ago, i had my bone marrow transplant. and it is a journey, my friend, as you have taught me. i am so incredibly blessed to be doing as well as i am. some days i do feel like i'm 35 days old. and can't get my head off the pillow. but those days are becoming fewer and fewer. and i'm just -- you know, when i see you all this morning -- and this is what is so important. i hope anybody that is facing any type of challenge, any mountain they feel is in front of them, that this, too, shall pass. and it's about -- i can't wait to come back. i want to be back on that couch. and with those froggy slippers
with everybody else. but it's just about understanding the moment, why i am here now. i'm journaling. ed you be very proud of me, oprah. journaling a lot. and so appreciative of the outpouring. not just for me. but for everyone who is facing a challenge. >> robin, we hear that all the time. it's great to hear your voice. it's so moving. we hear every, single day, e-mails, phone calls, people coming up to us on the streets and telling us what a difference you are making for them right now by being so open about your challenge. by fighting it in front of everybody. that's giving a lot of people facing similar challenges real strength. >> well, you know, i think of my dear mother. and she taught me well. and it is about being a service to others. it would be a whole lot easier not to go be so public when you're going through something like this. but the people that i've met,
george, who are going through this, they are family members who are so appreciative of what we, as a family, are doing. and, oprah, i love how you -- at the top of 8:00, oh, mississippi. i love mississippi. i'm sorry. i'm following along, watching some of the pictures behind you. but when you were talking, oprah, about my tv family, that's so true. you know? and i think about, you know, how we often -- and you know this, the wonderful following that you have had. they become a part of your family. not just the people you work with, but the people that watch you. and it's such -- it's a privilege to be a messenger. >> i know you're not here. but i felt your presence when i walked into the studio. you are here in spirit. and we're so happy to have you call in this morning. >> we cannot wait until you're back on this couch. that computer, we're hitting it. back on this couch. [ mitt rmiomney ] we have to it. work on a collaborative basis.
look, the reason i'in this race there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a repucalican or a democra. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. athat's what the plan georged allen supports... i'm mitt romney, would cost our economy.
newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan would... help big corporations, devastating the middle class. allen even voted against tax breaks for small businesses. virginia can't afford to go back to george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign committee... is responsible for the content of this advertising. so, how many ways can we thank oprah winfrey? >> thank you, oprah. >> live, and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> the time is 8:56 on this
thursday morning. the son of virginia democratic moran hasn jim from his father's campaign. patrick moran was caught on showing a man how to commit voter fraud. this scenario is set up in which moran was advising a man to fake utility bills. you can enter an online lottery free tickets to see the national christmas tree lighting and the lottery starts in one hour at 10:00 this morning it close at 10:00 a.m. monday. ceremony thising -- this year will be on our website. technicalsome difficulties but you can hear me now. maryland, we're starting to
see some improvement. on i-95 southbound at 195. it is very slow and there was an earlier crash of that is gone. route 1 is still closed in each direction with a serious fatal crash closing route 1 between and 175. it is a foggy start this morning and low clouds are around, 62 degrees with high the dew point of 59 s of theand the wind us the lowinging clouds and moisture. the visibility is down to about 3 miles. we should get some peaks of sunshine this afternoon with a 72-77 degrees. >> thank you for watching. we will be back at noon. "live with kelly and michael" is next. how does it ew such great coffee? well, ininside the brewer are these green fields of coffee, actually, i just press this button.